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Bien – Spinning On Blue

Bien - Spinning on Blue

Bien is a Nashville-based dream-pop trio comprised of Jessie Early, and Angela & Tim Lauer (Kaleo, Taylor Swift, The Civil Wars, Foy Vance, Mikky Ekko).

Bien could be categorised into both lo-fi and hi-fi genres, thanks to their clever blend of synthetic and organic sounds, taken from an amalgamation of synths, strings and vocals.

Bien says about new track, ‘Spinning On Blue’,

“There’s so much going on in the world right now, and we really wanted to write something that encouraged people to remember we’re all sharing this planet. It’s our kind of ‘seize the day’ song that reminds us to take in the beauty and wonder of the world and the people around us.”

Sounds like: Lykke Li, First Aid Kit

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Chelsea Lankes – Paralyzed

Chelsea Lankes

Chelsea Lankes

In February, Chelsea Lankes shared with us a pretty cool playlist. We didn’t think she could get much cooler, until we were ‘Paralyzed’ by her new single.

It’s a dreamy number with alluring vocals and misty synths.

‘Paralyzed’ is taken from Chelsea’s self-titled EP, available now in a limited edition 10″ Pink Vinyl via B3SCI Recordshere.

Chelsea will also be playing The Satellite with Transviolet on 18th April.

Sounds like: MUNA, Wet, Evvy, Ghost Beach, Kyla La Grange, Ji Nilsson, Tove Styrke, Carousel, Kitten, Nina, Mikky Ekko, Remmi, Cappa

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Exclusive: Chelsea Lankes Playlist

Chelsea Lankes

Chelsea Lankes

Los Angeles-based Chelsea Lankes returns with a hooky new number called ‘Bullet’.

We caught up with Chelsea, who kindly put together a ‘Modern Romance’ themed playlist for Indietronica.

Enjoy!

Majid Jordan – Something About You

It’s a coffee in the morning or last call kind of jam.

The 1975 – The Sound

I’m super excited for their new album and have ultimate respect for a band that is willing to take risks and be pop.

School of Seven Bells – Open Your Eyes 

Something unique and beautiful about this song. it’s enchanting to me

Allie X – Never Enough

She’s such a rad artist and this song is super retro and vulnerable which I love.

ZAYN – PILLOWTALK
– because he’s sexy. need i say more?

Lewis Del Mar – Malt Liquor

Feels like Alt-J but I love his voice… it’s a good combo for me.

Gang of Youths – Magnolia

It’s rebellious and charming and exciting in all the right ways.

St. Lucia – Closer Than This

I will forever smile and dance to this.

Erik Hassle – Smaller

He’s an incredible talent and can do no wrong in my eyes.

Best Coast – Feeling OK

It’s effortlessly cool and honest. like, not feeling great… i’m feeling OK. Which is most of us most days.

Listen to ‘Bullet’ below.

Pre-order Chelsea’s limited edition 10″ Pink Vinyl via B3SCI Recordshere.

Sounds like: Evvy, Ghost Beach, Kyla La Grange, Ji Nilsson, Tove Styrke, Carousel, Kitten, Nina, Mikky Ekko

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Mikky Ekko – Watch Me Rise

Mikky Ekko

Mikky Ekko

Fighting talk from Mikky Ekko with the release of the video for ‘Watch Me Rise; the latest single from his highly anticipated ‘Time’ album.

The colourful video features an 80’s adorned Mikky.

Pre-order ‘Time’ on iTunes now. It has been released via RCA Records.

Sounds like: Years & Years, Blonde Redhead, The Go! Team, Rudimental, Passenger

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Chelsea Lankes – Down For Whatever

Chelsea Lankes

Chelsea Lankes

Los Angeles-via-Texas native Chelsea Lankes releases her new track, ‘Down For Whatever’.

As with all of Chelsea’s previous tracks, ‘DFW’ offers driving synthpop beats and summery California vibes.

We’ve included the Carousel mix too as it’s super sexy.

For anyone in L.A. on 2 March, head to School Night at Avalon, Hollywood to celebrate the release.

Sounds like: Evvy, Ghost Beach, Kyla La Grange, Ji Nilsson, Tove Styrke, Carousel, Kitten, Nina, Mikky Ekko

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Young & Sick – Heartache Fetish

Young & Sick

Young & Sick

There has been a recent change in music direction to more R&B inspired synth pop. Bang on trend (one wouldn’t expect anything less from a fashionista) is Young & Sick; the Los Angeles based music and art project of Dutch Nick Van Hofwegen.

The man is just a bit talented. He has a clothing line and has also created pieces of artwork for bands including Foster The People and Mikky Ekko.

The upbeat and seductive ‘Heartache Fetish’ is layered with soulful grooves and a twinkling chorus. The track is taken from his self-entitled debut album which is out now via Harvest Records.

Sounds like: SOHN, Banks, Years & Years, Two Door Cinema Club, Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, Night Panther

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Active Child – Feeling Is Gone

Active Child

Active Child

Active Child is the critically acclaimed electronic-meets-choral project of Pat Grossi.

Pat Grossi grew up in New Jersey and sang in the Philadelphia Boys Choir, but also had great interest in 80s alternative electronic bands, such as New Order.

Since forming Active Child, Grossi has been keeping busy. In 2010 Active Child released his first EP, ‘Curtis Lane’, via Merok Records. In 2011, Active Child’s debut album ‘You Are All I See’ was released via Vagrant Records.

We haven’t been fortunate to watch Active Child play live but we have it on good authority it is a show not to be missed. With a harp regularly at centre stage, Grossi is known for luring the audience into an electronic wander with his pitch perfect voice.

Recent collaborations under his belt include Mikky Ekko and the gorgeous Ellie Goulding. One track we have on repeat is ‘Feeling Is Gone’, which epitomises a beautiful and intimate 80’s throwback. Have a listen below:

The new EP, ‘Rapor’ was released via Sun Rooms Recordings on 18 October 2013 and can be purchased on iTunes here.

Sounds like: Yeasayer, Deptford Goth, Thomas Azier, Vancouver Sleep Clinic, TDeL2, Twin Shadow

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